Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality

Key Subject Area Index

Key Subject AreasTool Numbers
Assessing AttitudesTool 1A
Identifying Key StakeholdersTool 1B
Assessing Leadership SupportTool 1C
Developing the Business CaseTool 1D
Assessing Resource NeedsTool 1E
Assessing Staff KnowledgeTools 2G-2H
Building an Implementation TeamTool 2A
Assessing Quality Improvement ProcessesTool 2B
Process MappingTools 2C-2F
Developing an Implementation PlanTool 2I
Choosing a Best Practices BundleTool 3A
Skin AssessmentsTools 3B-3C, 5A
Risk AssessmentsTools 3D-3E
Developing a Care PlanTool 3F
Patient and Family EducationTool 3G
Defining Staff RolesTools 4A-4B
Assessing Current Staff Education and TrainingTool 4C
Defining the Role of the Wound Care Team 
Defining the Role of the Unit-Based Team 
Defining the Role of the Unit Champion 
Managing Change 
Engaging and Educating Staff 
Measuring Prevalence and Incidence RatesTool 5A
Measuring Key ProcessesTools 5B-5E
Sustaining Improvements 

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Current as of April 2011
Internet Citation: Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality: Key Subject Area Index. April 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/pressure-ulcers/pressureulcertoolkit/putoolkey.html